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World Steel Association: August 2021 Crude Steel Production Down By 1.4%

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.8 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2021, a 1.4% decrease compared to August 2020.

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.3 Mt in August 2021, up 38.2% on August 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 112.7 Mt, down 7.3%. The CIS produced 8.8 Mt, up 3.6%. The EU (27) produced 11.6 Mt, up 27.1%. Europe, Other produced 4.5 Mt, up 11.7%. The Middle East produced 3.6 Mt, up 10.9%. North America produced 10.2 Mt, up 24.4%. South America produced 4.0 Mt, up 17.2%.

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2020. Regions and countries covered by the table:

• Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa
• Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Vietnam
• CIS: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
• European Union (27)
• Europe, Other: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom
• Middle East: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
• North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
• South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 83.2 Mt in August 2021, down 13.2% on August 2020. India produced 9.9 Mt, up 8.2%. Japan produced 7.9 Mt, up 22.9%. The United States produced 7.5 Mt, up 26.8%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.3 Mt, up 4.4%. South Korea is estimated to have produced 6.1 Mt, up 6.2%. Germany is estimated to have produced 3.0 Mt, up 6.7%. Turkey produced 3.5 Mt, up 7.1%. Brazil produced 3.1 Mt, up 14.1%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.5 Mt, up 8.7%.
Source: WorldSteel Association

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